Hey, how will we say hello today
I can wave my hand, like I’m leading a marching band
Hey, can I talk to you
I don’t know what to say, but I’ll say it anyway
Hey, are you there
I’m feeling a bit wrong and there’s no sound left in this song

So I try and I try, but the world keeps spinning
I’m standing right here, no one is winning
I’ll fall asleep with the stars above
And dream about the things only I can love

You know,Β I’m not trying to be twelve
But sometimes I can be
I’m sorry
These puzzle pieces are attached to me
I’m like their apostrophe
I’ll connect them eventually

So go put on these clothes, they’re the ones that fit you best
Leave your name, we’ll be sure to take the rest
And if you stumble on your way out the door
Brush it off, we’ve all been hurt before

Have you ever wanted the pulling to stop
This way, that way, the other
Just to land in the middle and find your way home
Day and night, sleep tight
I want it to be right
But it’ll never be right

So I let these chills shake me to the core
Gotta warm up before I feel any more
Swim with the stream like Dory the fish
Deep down, all I want is another wish

Hey, how will we say hello today
I’m sitting here, trying to figure it out
Hey, can I talk to you
My thoughts are lost, trying to find their way
Hey, are you there
It’ll be alright, but for now, I’m just trying.


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17 Responses to Trying

  1. Lynni says:

    So good! 😊 it really captures the thoughts that too often run through my mind πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  2. Jad says:

    Hey, I love this!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yoly says:

    This is so clever, I really enjoyed reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Little Rants says:

    Oh Paul. This is spot on. Aren’t we all just trying?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ely says:

    This life is a game of “just try” “all you have to do is try” but getting ourselves to try is the tough part- that first move… sometimes I feel like I’m in the black empty space in time where Eleven goes when she wants to TRY to communicate with someone. Trying isn’t as easy as we assume it is sometimes and it’s scary because it can truly make or break a series of SO many possibilities immediately after. It’s tough to explain. And I’m sure there’s a MUCH deeper message here I’m just stating the obvious lol. Sincerely, Captain Obvious. (Oh look now we are Both captains!)

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    • Paul says:

      YES. That Stranger Things reference is exactly how I feel too sometimes. It’s like I walk through the steps in my head and then when I actually have to do them, it doesn’t happen. I think I wrote this poem in a way that’s meaningful to me but also meaningful to others in different ways. I just tooted my own horn haha. Thanks, Captain Obvious!

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    • Paul says:

      Just wanna let you know there’s a new 50 Thoughts up on my blog! No pressure to read it, just wanted you to know!

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